Not surprisingly, as per Ryan Reynolds and Mario Lopez’s prank early last year, Deadpool has officially been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America.

If you’re familiar with the Deadpool franchise, this won’t come as a shock to you. The reason for the rating is “strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.”

Almost everything that inspired the decision for the R rating has been hinted in the various trailers that have been released for the film, especially violence and lewd behaviour. If you couple this with leaked photos from the set, the reasoning is clear.

Reportedly, Ryan Reynolds had to fight for the R rating as there were fears throughout the studio that it would diminish the possible audience, limiting the films potential – thankfully, Reynolds (Deadpool), came out on top – what would Deadpool be without his humour and mayhem?

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